I am 20 weeks pregnant with twins. I recently found out one of my twins have down syndrome. I am thinking about doing selective abortions. Taking care of a child with down syndrome is expensive form what I research and I wouldn't be able to take care of a healthy child and one with special needs. I will always be to busy with dealing with my sons down syndrome symptoms that I wont have time to show the same love to his brother. that wouldn't be fair so I am thinking about selective abortion or adoption so I can focus on raising my son with down syndrome to his full potential. with out the guilt of another child living a life of pain cause mommy and daddy was to busy. but at the same time I just don't know have anyone ever did selective abortion and how did you feel.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Apr. 30, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by ErinHill226 at 1:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by dancer at 11:21 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by momof2il at 11:26 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
You are an awful person to consider abortion.
Answer by banana-bear at 11:42 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by VintageWife at 11:51 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by PrissyT at 11:26 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Before you make this decision, keep in mind that those test are NOT 100%. I have known many people that were told that it was likely that one child would most likely have DS and then they had a 'normal' child.
In addition, I am a mother of a child with a disability as well as a neurotypical child. It's really not that hard.
Answer by layh41407 at 11:26 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 11:34 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by fricky29 at 11:34 AM on Apr. 30, 2011